Ink pigment industry

Ink, Pigment, and Paint

Ink and pigments are used in everything from commercial printing presses to textiles, from powder coating to household paints and stains. As such, the material behavior of ink and pigments is crucial to a wide variety of industries and applications. The analytical expertise offered by Particle Technology Labs can help manufacturers in these industries ensure the quality and consistency of their products.


Material Behavior – Analysis of the particulate that make up ingredients of a formulation play a vital role in determining material behaviors, including longevity, smudge resistance, and ink application and adherence among others. Particle size and characterization analyses provide invaluable information toward optimum performance.

Shape, Size, and Concentration – The particle size, shape, and concentration of the ingredients and additives within a final product can impact the coverage, vibrancy, and longevity of ink, pigments, and paints. The analytical services provided by Particle Technology Labs can provide insight into these material qualities.

From Raw Material to Finished Product – Particle Technology Labs has worked with industry experts through each stage of the manufacturing process; from raw material suppliers to formulation chemists and end users. The particle size and characterization services offered by Particle Technology Labs assist in troubleshooting and verifying materials, providing accurate test results and ensuring the quality and integrity of materials used in the ink, paint, and pigment industries.

Sample Materials

Carbon Black
Carbon Catalysts
Catalyst Inks
Conductive Ink
Inkjet Ink
Metal Oxides
Organic and Inorganic Pigments
Powder Coatings
And More!

Testing Techniques

Laser Diffraction
Electrical Sensing Zone (Coulter Counter Technique)
Single Particle Optical Sensing (Light Obscuration)
Dynamic Light Scattering
Sieve Analysis
Scanning Electron Microscopy
BET Specific Surface Area
Mercury Porosimetry
Gas Adsorption Isotherm
Differential Scanning Calorimetry
Zeta Potential (Dispersion Characterization) Viscosity
True, Bulk, and Tap Density

These are just some of the types of particle characterization analyses Particle Technology Labs offers and, a small representation of the material types we have analyzed for the ink, pigment and paint industries. Please contact us with any questions, or fill out a quote request form for all of your particle characterization needs. We look forward to hearing from you.